A federal judge is giving serious consideration to granting a new trial to Miami criminal defense attorney William Moran and former Justice Department extradition expert Michael Abbell, whose prosecution for allegedly joining their Cali drug cartel clients in illegal activities sparked controversy among defense lawyers nationwide.
Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Hoeveler called prosecutors and defense lawyers into his chambers Friday to inform them privately of his thinking. Hoeveler apparently is concerned that he erred last summer by dismissing a pro-acquittal juror after he received complaints from other jurors that she was not truly deliberating.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]